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  1. Make Visual Studio solution file more functional

    Now MSBuild and VS are joint. Work with VS solution item(file) is much more complicated and non-functional than work with project file.
    1) Structure of VS solution file needs to be more clear and in xml format. Now it is hard to read & edit solution file manually. Particularly projects configuration connected with some solution configuration. It is hard to read and understand changes in solution file code reviews especially when there is configurations changes or some projects are disable from build in some configuration ..
    2) There is no clear way to find solution configuration in one of MSBUild…

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      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • test explorer start and end times

      Add timestamps to the output window for Test Explorer, so you can see when the test run began and ended, and total elapsed time. Sometimes, while running tests, I step away from the PC. When I come back, I can't remember when the last time I ran tests was. Showing the time would allow me to know exactly what I had done last.

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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Team Room removal when repository is deleted.

        Removal of Team Rooms when associated repository is removed.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • why i cannot even select and copy the failures messages show in Test Explorer??

          why i cannot even select and copy the failures messages show in Test Explorer??

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create extensibility points into the language service.

            Currently it is not possible to gain hooks into the different pre-installed language services for the purposes of extensibility. Since the language service is responsible for so many things, this means that even very simple yet very powerful extensibility ideas are shut down before they even have a chance.

            A perfect example of this is if you wanted to change the way that the code auto-formatter works. I'm talking about like you press Enter and it indents your code to a certain point. That kind of thing. To do this one simple thing you need to create an entirely new…

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              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enterprise Agile Backlogs without using parent child links

              The new enterprise agile backlogs feature in my opinion has one fundamental flaw. I am customizing this feature based upon the goal of implementing the scaled agile framework with TFS. Upon further investigation I attempted to implement the "..learning's from Microsoft Developer Division" approach:
              Scenarios -> Value Proposition -> Experience -> Feature

              In the learning's chapter is describes features as "A feature can support more than one expirence. (In fact, this is common). Most features are defined as user stories".

              However is it impossible to view the portfolio and link multiple features to experiences due to the implementation of utilizing…

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • More Portable Class Library classes needed

                Hi, i've been working on splitting my code among the portable class library, and noticed a couple of omissions i find surprising.

                1. Color class - i'm writing some viewmodels that do some interpolations and manipulations of colours in code, i had to write my own class at the moment.

                2. DelegateCommand (from Prism), this is probably the bit of prism i use most in small applications, a portable prism containing this would be very useful.

                3. Portable Live SDK for skydrive access

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow specific permissions to be granted to allow creation of Areas and Iterations

                  Allow the ability to enable a user to create Areas and Iterations. Currently the only way to achieve this is to make them a project or collection administrator.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • what about Creating Combo Display Many Field

                    what about Creating Combo Display Many Field

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Tests from Test Explorer to be dragged onto a custom Tool Window

                        I would like to be able to drag a test or group of tests (by namespace, project or however they are grouped) from Test Explorer onto a Tool Window in my own VS package [or indeed: an external application]. Any context already calculated by Visual Studio - such as the test name, its DLL, its path, its results (if any) - should be made available in a structured, friendly Xml-tagged Clipboard format that is easy to parse and reuse.

                        Supporting drag 'n' drop from familiar Visual Studio Tool Windows maximizes the user experience.

                        As an aside: in general: if Visual…

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make it free to learn Windows Phone 8

                          100$ is a lot for developers in 3rd world country like me. I have to think a lot of times before I even decide to buy Lumia 520, Lumia 920 is close to twice my monthly salary.

                          Microsoft is already lacking in developers, so why not make it easier for people to embrace the environment?

                          If you want to charge, charge when developer want to publish their app in Windows Store. For personal learning and debugging purpose, why the fee?

                          Simulator is great, by it's not the same.

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                            1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to draw next to the code simple shapes to explain code

                            I would be nice to be able to draw simple shapes to explain code sometime rather than text. Say I want to describe the parameter of an ellipse. I could draw an ellipse and write where the radius values are and the center. That would be a lot easy than writing it. It could as simple as a layer that you can turn on/off over the source code.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • if x > y enable all breakpoints(or those with label containing 'abc'), otherwise disable while this condition is enabled

                              if x > y enable all breakpoints(or those with label containing 'abc'), otherwise disable while this condition is enabled.

                              point being:

                              I don't want to hit the same 10 breakpoints a hundred times until the program has got into the x > y (some runtime variables that need to be actively monitored) condition. When that happens, I know the buggy behaviour is about to happen but there is still so much code that I have to use breakpoints to skip some of it. This scenario is very typical in complex code or machine code debugging without source.

                              I know you…

                              8 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Tag filters need to work on the Kanban board

                                I love the tags in update 2 as they help with managing themes in our backlog. However, when I switch the view to the Kanban board I have no tags. Having this feature would enable us to use the kanban board really effectively....without it only small backlogs work. Help!

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                                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Mobile enabled TFS site

                                  Although we develop tons of .Net, all devs need mobile access to keep current with Scrum

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Distributing with needed framework libs only

                                    Please, allow to compile only net frameworks libs needed to run application, without user forcing to install whole .net framework.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Doevents

                                      Allow DoEvents in WPF!

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Tasks in a PBI should have the same backlog priority as the PBI

                                        Tasks should carry the same backlog priority as the PBI. When a PBI is prioritized or reprioritized the tasks backlog priority should also change.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Break immediately on exceptions/asserts

                                          Allow the user to break immediately into the code on exceptions/asserts in debug mode without showing the current dialog box (break, continue, ignore).

                                          The dialog box doesn't add any information not already present in the output window, and I very rarely select anything other than break. Breaking automatically would be more convenient for me.

                                          Alternatively, only break immediately on __debugbreak().

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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